ATOM Project organizes two exhibitions in Washington, DC
The Atom project presents two exhibitions during December10-12, 2012 in Washington, DC The exhibitions entitled as "The lesson of the world: the disarmament of the Soviet nuclear weapons in Kazakhstan" and " I Have Only My Heart to Hold You: The Art of Karipbek Kuyukov," the press service of organizers reports.
“Peace lesson" is a photographic exhibition, which displays a 21-year history of Kazakhstan to nuclear disarmament and the exhibition " I have only my heart to hold you," which is the art of Karipbek Kuyukov," the statement reads.
Earlier, the exhibition was presented in the United Nations Office in Geneva (Switzerland) and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in the Hague (Netherlands).
"We firmly believe that the more public support the Atom project has through its education and outreach efforts and the international campaign to collect signatures for a petition against nuclear weapons testing, the more likely it will attract additional support to the efforts of governments, parliaments, non-governmental organizations and activists to promote more decisive steps to global nuclear disarmament,” the deputy director of the Nazarbayev center Roman Vasilenko said.
According to him, at the end it will affect the world's leaders in order to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons.
"We call on all people to support the Atom project and make a world without nuclear weapons as our most important goal for a brighter future," he said.
"In my paintings, I try to express the pain that brought nuclear tests. I was born in the area of nuclear testing. I was born without arms, but I have the power to call for an end to the world of software development of nuclear weapons. Through his pictures and my own personal experience I can tell the story of our people as a lesson and an example for other countries," Karipbek Kuyukov said.
Exhibition, organized with the support of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Washington and opened on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the Carnegie Institution of Washington. The Atom Project’s Exhibition is open and free to the public during December 11-12.